fall down on the job

fall down on the job

To fail to do something adequately or as expected. It was the government's duty to make sure they're citizens were protected from a financial disaster like this, but they've fallen down on the job. Jeez, what a glaring mistake. It looks like someone fell down on the job.
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fall down on the job

Fig. to fail to do something properly; to fail to do one's job adequately. The team kept losing because the coach was falling down on the job. Tom was fired because he fell down on the job.
See also: down, fall, job, on